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The Cottage

Tarvin near Chester, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 934190)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A really well equipped and spacious cottage in a picturesque setting."

    The hosts were so attentive and kind. The town was lovely with beautiful walks to enjoy. Such good value.

    Reviewed by BronwenMar 2022

  • "Excellent location, comfortable, clean and spacious."

    The property owner was extremely friendly and thoughtful, providing butter, milk etc and even a bottle of good wine! Facilities in the cottage were very good. Tarvin and the surrounding area have plenty of places of interest and excellent walks. The four of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the property.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped property, which was spotlessly clean and an excellent welcome pack was provided."

    It’s situated in a lovely village not far from Chester and within walking distance of a couple of pubs/restaurants, coffee shop and post office. An ideal location for visiting the surrounding area and on the bus route for Chester and Crewe. Would not hesitate in recommending to family and friends. Thank you for a lovely week at The Cottage.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NormaOct 2021

  • "Jonathan is always accomadating and friendly."

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2021

  • "Good location, quiet, great house for entertaining our family and off-street parking."

    There is a CO-OP + ATM, pub and Chinese takeout nearby.

    Reviewed by LucienSep 2021

  • "A comfortable and warm cottage with good road connections to the surrounding areas."

    The ground floor of the cottage is exceptionally spacious and light. The kitchen is equipped to a very high standard. The double beds are very comfortable. We slept much better than usual. The owners live across the courtyard and have been quick and attentive to sort out a small problem we experienced in the cottage. We had a great time. The only drawback would be that the bedrooms windows are considerably low down and small, leaving the rooms fairly dark, but as we only used these rooms to sleep, it did not matter.

    Reviewed by KorneliaApr 2021

  • "Warm home welcome."

    Lovely property. The owner was polite and friendly. Might even join me in Chester next year to run the marathon he said!

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2019

  • "As we had appalling weather we were grateful to have a comfortable and warm place to come home to"

    Reviewed by clareJun 2019

  • "An excellent, clean and well appointed cottage."

    Location on the edge of village in quiet spot but near to everyday facilities. The owners, who live next door, are very friendly, sociable but let you get on with your holiday. Numerous local places to visit and explore including Chester (bus service and park and ride) and Delamere Forest. We cycled the quiet country lanes and found easy coffee stops. Walks abound and for views take in the Sandstone Ridge (numerous circular walks)

    Reviewed by DougMay 2019

  • "A very well equipped holiday home."

    Good location.

    Reviewed by JeffreyMay 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage which was in a lovely village with pubs and restaurants."

    A handy supermarket and useful bus route into Chester were nearby. We were well looked after by thoughtful owners, many thanks for a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by ElaineDec 2018

  • "The cottage had a rather lot of cobwebs and spiders, more than just the odd few."

    The Wi-Fi was nonexistence even thought it stated that there was Wi-Fi. the owners seemed to be battling a problem with damp, which was a shame because the cottage was very well kitted out with most things you would need. A lovely welcome kit was waiting on our arrival. the beds were very comfortable and the shower one of the best. Sykes dealt with our problem of the Wi-Fi after no agreement was made with owners, and we informed them of the damp problem. If the Wi-Fi and damp are sorted then we would love to stay here again, I would just bring a large broom to remove the cobwebs and spiders.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that some issues were encountered during your stay. I am pleased to confirm that these were addressed and that the property now benefits from a new super fast broadband package. I'm glad that you enjoyed other aspects of your stay and appreciate that you would stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2018

  • "The cottage was very spacious and was fitted out to a good standard with good quality appliances."

    The location was very good in a nice area in the village of Tarvin . The village locals were nice friendly people. The owner of the property lived adjacent to the cottage and was very welcoming and was always available if required. He was kind enough to have fresh bread, eggs, butter, juices, milk, tea, coffee etc. on our arrival. We very much enjoyed staying at the cottage .

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2018

  • "This cottage is in a great location and the owners are very helpful."

    The welcome pack of food was lovely. Tarvin has a good local shop.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2018

  • "The cottage was in an ideal location for us as a young family."

    15 - 20 minutes away from every place we visited. The cottage was spacious and well equipped. The only let down was that it’s looking tired in places (paint work mainly) and the cottage was as clean as we would like on arrival with two young children with us. We found broken glass under the sofa after hunting for a toy and numerous left items under the beds upstairs when again looking for dropped items. Attention to detail would make this cottage a fantastic place again Thank you for having us

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and the supplies of eggs, butter, juice, bread and milk were much appreciated."

    Great location with Chester on the doorstep. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2018

  • "The Cottage was a last minute gem of a find for us as we had been let down by another owner."

    The booking was handled efficiently and we were in the accommodation on the same day. The Cottage itself was brilliant. Very clean and comfortable and very well equipped. We've stayed in lots of self catering accommodation and this was easily in our top 3. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MandyMay 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Cottage."

    Really comfortable and had everything we needed. We even had the basics provided, such as bread milk butter eggs and juice, all in the fridge when we arrived. The location is good for seeing Chester and North Wales. Thanks for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by KatieMar 2018

  • "Jonathan gave us a warm and friendly welcome."

    Cottage very well equipped with everything you need. Great location for Cheshire and Wales.

    Reviewed by RoisinFeb 2018

  • "Jonathon and Kirsty made us welcome from the minute we arrived."

    The Cottage is beautiful and in a lovely location near to where we were visiting family. Everything we could need for our break was provided. Little extras like milk, bread and butter, eggs juice etc were all provided when we arrived and this was appreciated. Our Grandaughter had a few sleepovers while we were there and she absolutely loved it. Thank you Jonathon and Kirsty for a lovely stay. This cottage is ideally placed for motorway connections to the North and South and close to Chester and Snowdonia for those wishing to visit and I can highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by JimMay 2017

  • "We rented this cottage as we live locally and had family visiting from abroad."

    The cottage more than exceeded our expectations. Spacious rooms. 2 large bathrooms was an added bonus. Fully equipped to a very high standard. Cleanliness could not be faulted. Great location. Ideally situated for visiting Cheshire, North Wales and surrounding areas. Local amenities within walking distance. There were no problems so did not need to contact the owners during the stay, however they were very helpful beforehand. The bread milk etc. on arrival was a very nice touch, thank you. We are very lucky to have such a nice cottage in the village which we can highly recommend to anyone wishing to visit the area.

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2017

  • "Everything was wonderful and more than we had hoped for."

    The only minor criticism was internet in last few days was not great. Overall, a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this cottage. The owners, Jonathan and Kirsty left a well produced informative package which was incredibly thoughtful. We all loved this holiday - grandparents, parents and grandchildren.

    Reviewed by MariaFeb 2017

  • "First of all the location."

    Tarvin is just a few miles out of Chester and is very handy for the hills of Cheshire- Peckforton , Bickerton etc. The village itself is brilliant with a friendly small local pub and a bistro restaurant that is excellent and provides an “Early Bird” menu. We ate there four times in one week. The cottage itself is brilliant, spotless, and one of the best equipped I can ever recall. Mind you as above we ate out most of the time. The owner, Jonathan, could not have been more helpful and could you please thank him for me. Brian Harrop

    Nov 2016

  • "It was a beautifuL cottage in a great location and the owners were very friendly and helpful!"

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2016

  • "The Cottage is a gem in the Sykes Cottages portfolio."

    (We were made to feel so welcome in what is part of a family home - although totally separate.) It is extremely well-equipped, comfortably furnished and ideally located for visiting the surrounding Cheshire areas. One major plus point is having secure storage for bikes. It felt as if the owners had actually spent time living in the cottage and provided what was necessary for a successful break.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2016

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely, well equipped and very clean and comfortable."

    We would have no hesitation in recommending this and definitely hope to return for a longer stay in the future.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms with basins 2 x double (one with TV), 1 x adult bunks with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, double shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 2)
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, theatre surround sound, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage on request with bike cleaning area
  • Front patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: The bedrooms have sloping ceilings and one double has restricted access to one side of the bed.

The property

A fabulous detached, brick-built cottage, quietly nestling on the outskirts of the delightful Cheshire village of Tarvin, just 6 miles from the Roman city of Chester.

Lovingly renovated and steeped in history, this delightful cottage is located in the grounds of the owners' home and offers an ideal base for families.

Spacious and stylish throughout, this cottage has a well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, a social dining room and a bright and airy, welcoming sitting room which enjoys natural light from three sides.

The sleeping arrangements at this lovely cottage consist of three comfy bedrooms, with two double rooms and a bunk bedroom ideal for kids and teenagers, and completing the accommodation are two bathrooms, a first floor bathroom with bath and shower over and a ground floor bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.

Outside, there is a sheltered patio area with table and chairs to allow you to enjoy the Cheshire country air with a refreshing drink and a good book, or dine alfresco using the barbecue.

Set on a quiet side road, all the village amenities are practically on your doorstep, with a choice of excellent pubs and restaurants, along with shops, cafes and takeaways.

If you wish to travel further afield, the bus from Crewe to Chester stops at the end of the lane allowing you to access the shopping centre at Crewe or explore the wonderful city of Chester with its many shops and racecourse - car free!

There are many superb walks in the vicinity, including the Sandstone Trail and Delamere Forest, which is also renowned as a mountain biker's paradise.

A fantastic cottage to be enjoyed all year round.

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About the location


Chester 6 miles.

Tarvin is a bustling village just 6 miles from historic Chester. Tarvin boasts several shops, good pubs serving food and a wine bar bistro. Nearby Delamere Forest and Manley Mere offer activities for those who enjoy more of the outdoor life. Chester has been described as 'the jewel of the North-West of England' - Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the city is that within a small area there is evidence of every period of history; from the old walls and amphitheatre of Roman times, medieval churches, Elizabethan timber-framed town houses and Georgian terraces, to Victorian restorations and 21st century architecture. The City has much to offer the tourist, including excellent shopping, the famous 'Rows', and lovely walks within the city boundaries - around the old Roman Walls, along The Groves beside the River Dee or through the picturesque Grosvenor Park. Further afield, the stunning Welsh mountains and coastline, and the market towns and villages of Cheshire, are all within easy touring distance, whilst the nearby Wirral Peninsula has many splendid courses to tempt the golfing enthusiast.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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